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Definition of ALE

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Ale \Ale\ ([=a]l), n. [AS. ealu, akin to Icel., Sw., and Dan. ["o]l, Lith. alus a kind of beer, OSlav. ol[u^] beer. Cf. Ir. ol drink, drinking.]
     1. An intoxicating liquor made from an infusion of malt by fermentation and the addition of a bitter, usually hops. [1913 Webster]

     Note: The word ale, in England and the United States, usually designates a heavier kind of fermented liquor, and the word beer a lighter kind. The word beer is also in common use as the generic name for all malt liquors. [1913 Webster]

     2. A festival in English country places, so called from the liquor drunk. "At wakes and ales." --B. Jonson."On ember eves and holy ales." --Shak. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Beer \Beer\, n. [OE. beor, ber, AS. be['o]r; akin to Fries. biar, Icel. bj?rr, OHG. bior, D. & G. bier, and possibly E. brew. [root]93, See {Brew}.]
     1. A fermented liquor made from any malted grain, but commonly from barley malt, with hops or some other substance to impart a bitter flavor. [1913 Webster]

     Note: Beer has different names, as {small beer}, {ale}, {porter}, {brown stout}, {lager beer}, according to its strength, or other qualities. See {Ale}. [1913 Webster]

     2. A fermented extract of the roots and other parts of various plants, as spruce, ginger, sassafras, etc. [1913 Webster]

     {Small beer}, weak beer; (fig.) insignificant matters. "To suckle fools, and chronicle small beer." --Shak. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

ALE
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ALE
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ALE
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ALE
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